Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13, 2013

"Baptism of Jason"

Hey Ya'll!!
This week was up and down the whole day! It was just like the Texas weather! Unpredictable. It started out when we went to go see a part member family. So her name is Jerri and we are teaching her husband. He broke his spine while he was in the army. They were refinancing their home and it didn't go through. So they had to be out of their house in a week. So she starting crying because of the stress that everything was going wrong. So we helped her slowly move throughout the week. Then on Saturday, we got the members to help. We got two big trucks and 2 big trailors. So she was really thankful for that! It took up like 8 hours of our week to help them out. But they really needed our help
We went on an exchange this week with other Elders. It was the best exchange that I've had on my mission so far. We honestly could've been good friends before our missions. But the best part about the exchange was we had about an hour before dinner and we were going to go tract and we found this Huskie that was lost and just wandering the streets. And everywhere we went he would follow us. It was the best! We would knock on doors and he would walk up to the house with us. We had a 3rd companion for an hour. Haha!
So the highlight of this week was Jason's baptism. On the Thursday before, he got his wisdom teeth out and an extra tooth pulled as well. ( Sounds like my experience.) But he had his interview for baptism that evening as well. The missionary who inverviewed him said that it was the most spiritual interview he has ever been in. And the baptism was just a spiritual. As soon as he walked in, you could tell that he was so ready to just hop right on in there. I can't even find the words to explain what I felt after he was baptized. Just know that it was incredible. On Sunday we was able to receive the Holy Ghost. Which was really cool as well. We got to stand in the circle. He was literally smiling the best he could with his swollen face. Haha. He was inverviewed for the Priesthood before sacrament and got it right after as well. After he was confirmed, the bishop made the comment at the pulpit saying that he was single and I've never heard a congregation laugh that hard before. He was asigned a home teacher companion after church and families as well. So he is hitting the ground running.
After church on Sunday, we went to go see Toni and Rona Vega. They have fallen off the face of the earth. We haven't been able to talk to them for a week now. And they won't answer the door. So we have no idea what happened. Hopefully we can get them this week.
Thanks for all your emails this week. I find out transfers this week. I will let all y'all know next Tuesday. The Library is closed on Monday for the Holiday. Love yall!
Elder O'Brien

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